Governor Parson Signs Proclamation Placing Medicaid Expansion on August Primary Ballot

During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced that Medicaid expansion will be placed on a ballot at the August 4, 2020, primary election.Citizens of Missouri filed an initiative petition with the Secretary of State to place Medicaid expansion on the ballot. Following the Secretary of State’s certification of the petition, Governor Parson today signed a proclamation to place the initiative on the August ballot. According to research from Pew Charitable Trusts, Missouri is a top five state for general revenue spending on Medicaid. The state estimates it will need an additional $88 million in general revenue through Fiscal Year 2021 due to COVID-19. To view the proclamation and Governor Parson’s remarks from today’s briefing, please see attachments. Pictures are available on Governor Parson’s Flickr page.


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